Mini Makers

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Mini Maker Mondays are our sessions for children 11 and under with their grown-ups. Together we make, create and explore. Each session has a different theme. Children’s tickets are £2 and can be purchased in advance or on the day at our Box Office or online.

There are two sessions each Monday in the school holidays. The morning session is 10.30am to 12.30pm. The afternoon session is 2pm to 4pm.



We’ve added some information below answering your frequently asked questions.

Purchase your tickets online (scroll down booking fees apply) or from the box office.


  • How much? Kid’s tickets are £2 from the box office, accompanying grown-ups free.
  • Do I need to book in advance? You can but there are also limited numbers of tickets available on the day.
  • Do we have to come from the whole session? You can stay for the whole session or part of a session. You don’t need to arrive for the start of the morning session at 10.30am or the start of the affternoon session at 2pm you can buy your ticket and come in upto 30 minutes before the end of either session..
  • Do I have to come to every session? We know family life can be extremely busy so Mini Maker sessions are designed to be stand alone.
  • What should my child wear? We don’t have aprons so don’t come in your best outfit! Mini Makers isn’t messy play but we use paints etc.
  • I have a baby with me do they need a ticket? If they aren’t taking part no. There is limited room for prams in Daltons 5. Very occasionally we might be in a different space.
  • Can organised groups come? If you are a child minder or providing school holiday activity its best to book online to ensure there are enough places. It would also be useful if you could email so we can check child to adult ratios are safe.
  • Where does the session happen? Feedback told us people preferred sessions in Daltons 5 workshop across from the main house on the ground floor.
  • How can I get to Mini Makers at The Customs House? 10 mins walk from South Shields metro/bus station, 5 mins walk from Shields Ferry, free council car park onsite…
  • What else can I do with the kids in South Shields? Enjoy a meal in the Green Room, take a look at the exhibition in the gallery, watch a film our Studio Cinema, visit The Word, pop into South Shields Museum, enjoy our beautiful Marine Parks, the beach, funfair… definitely the place to be with the family in the school holidays.

Mini Makers is ran by Elizabeth Kane on behalf of The Customs House. If you can’t find the answer to your question you can email


We post images from sessions on social media follow Learning & Participation at The Customs House on Facebook or @customshouseLP on Twitter.

The Port of Tyne is proud to support The Customs House as a sponsor of projects which help young people gain confidence and skills towards employment.






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